Voodoo Dead

Voodoo Dead

The 6th Annual Nolafunk Series During Jazz Fest announces a special theme to the upcoming VooDoo Dead show at Republic NOLA on Sunday, May 7th. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Grateful Dead’s legendary show at Cornell University’s Barton Hall on May 8th, 1977, VooDoo Dead featuring Steve Kimock (The Other Ones), Jackie Greene (Phil & Friends, The Black Crowes), George Porter Jr.(The Meters), Jeff Chimenti (of Dead & Co.), and JM Kimock (Mike Gordon Band), will perform a New Orleans-influenced tribute to this universally-acclaimed, standout performance with special guests Oteil Burbridge (The Allman Brothers Band, Dead & Co.) & Papa Mali. After selling out their five night Northeast run in February, Voodoo Dead steamrolls to New Orleans with tremendous momentum.

There are a few different reasons why the Grateful Dead’s 5/8/77 show at Cornell University is widely considered a standout performance, with its serendipitous timing playing a major role. The show at Barton Hall happened just months before the release of their legendary album, Terrapin Station, so at that time a few timeless tracks like “Terrapin Station,” and “Estimated Prophet” were already introduced into heavy rotation. In 1973, founding Grateful Dead member Ron ‘Pigpen’ McKernan had passed away, so while the time proceeding his departure was special in its own right, the band took a hiatus and only played four total shows in 1975. So after taking some time off to recollect and write new music, the Grateful Dead were in true peak form come the Spring of 1977, and the band delivered from start to end at Barton Hall on May 8th.



VIP sections are located on the upstairs balcony wings. Sections provide premium viewing with seating (the only seating in the house) in an exclusive space just for you and your guests to watch the show. Sections include seating for 6 on one premium leather couch and one pew-style bench with cushion, a table, and a reserved portion of the balcony railing. VIP sections are at least 50 square feet, so you’ll have plenty of space for you and your guests. Sections also include one (1) bottle of premium liquor with unlimited mixers and six (6) tickets to the show. A dedicated security guard for each balcony wing will ensure your privacy, and a cocktail waitress will tend to all of your libation needs.



The Details

Sunday, May 7

Nolafunk Jazzfest Series presents...

Voodoo Dead

Special Guests Oteil Burbridge & Papa Mali

Doors: 8pm
Show: 9pm
Tickets: Advance: $49.50 | Day of Show: $55
Ages: 21+

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